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Palm Coast in Flagler County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Levitt & I.T.T. ‘De Bary’ Model

 
 
Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker image. Click for full size.
By George Edward Chuddy, April 24, 2016
1. Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker
A readable 'Close Up ' of this State of Florida Historic MARKER for Levitt and I.T.T. ' The De Bary ' Model.
Inscription. Levitt & International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. (ITT) developed 22,000 acres in Flagler County as part of the Palm Coast Project. Their goal was to construct the largest planned community in the nation. Full of scenic drives, golf courses, and a marina, Levitt & I.T.T. engaged in an international marketing campaign on three continents to generate interest. As part of the 'Levitt Showcase Golf Course Neighborhood' the 'De Bary' model was the showcase of the nine advertised Contemporary houses. Built in 1971, this house features a stucco exterior, wide gable front, and a central gated courtyard. Casper Dives named in honor of golf legend William Casper, was the first street laid in the Palm Coast Project and was the only access road to the 18-hole golf course. Every prospective buyer was offered an official guided tour of the community's many amenities. The residents of Casper Drive played an important role in the growth of Palm Coast and occupants of the 'De Bary' were just as involved. The house's first owners, Walter and Anna Kopecky who purchased the house in 1972 actively worked to draw potential homeowners to the area.
A Florida Heritage Site

 
Erected 2016 by Florida Department of State and Dr. Mery Guttierez-Gable. (Marker Number F-898.)
Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 15, 2016
2. Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker

 
Location. 29° 34.15′ N, 81° 12.039′ W. Marker is in Palm Coast, Florida, in Flagler County. Marker is at the intersection of Casper Drive and Cooper Lane, on the left when traveling east on Casper Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Casper Drive, Palm Coast FL 32137, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palm Coast, Florida (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mala Compra Plantation Historic Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); King's Road (approx. 6.1 miles away); Holden House (approx. 7.9 miles away); Bulow Sugar Mill (approx. 9.9 miles away); Massacre of the French (approx. 10 miles away); Fort Matanzas National Monument (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker image. Click for full size.
By George Edward Chuddy, April 11, 2016
3. Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker
View of full front, with marker in picture, of 29 Casper Drive, Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida 32137
Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model image. Click for full size.
By George Edward Chuddy
4. Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model
Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker image. Click for full size.
By George Edward Chuddy
5. Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker
Levitt & I.T.T. very first offerings of 9 Mid-Century Modern Model homes.
Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker image. Click for full size.
By George Edward Chuddy
6. Levitt & I.T.T. 'De Bary' Model Marker
Levitt & I.T.T. had an extensive Marketing Program Worldwide. This is one of the first Advertising used which showcases their ' The De Bary ' Model.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida.   2. submitted on , by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on , by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida.   4. submitted on , by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida.   5, 6. submitted on , by George Edward Chuddy of City of Palm Coast, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 12, 2016.
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